1777 gorgeous Royal Quarto illustrated complete King James Bible with Apocrypha, Book of Common Prayer and Psalter - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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    1777 gorgeous Royal Quarto illustrated complete King James Bible with Apocrypha, Book of Common Prayer and Psalter
Size: royal quarto, 11.5 x 9.5 x 4.5"
Publisher: T Wright and W Gill, Oxford University
Overall VERY GOOD condition
Bible is SOLD
    "The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Teftaments; Tranflated out of the Original Tongues, and with the former Translations diligently Compared & Revifed. By His Majesties Special Command. Appointed to be read in Churches. OXFORD ... MDCCLXXVII [1777]"
A gorgeous and amazingly illustrated Bible in a beautiful preserved condition with (original?) red leather, multi-colored binding with gold stamped decorations and red 'IHS' [first 3 letter of Jesus in Greek] on the middle of the  back cover. All page edges are gold gilt.
This Bible is embellished with a set of about 30 Bible illustrations - inlcuding some DOUBLE PAGE ones in the New Testament and are in amazing detail! There is a total of FOUR title pages to this Bible, including the prelims and various tables and indices. All seems to be present and complete, including the complete Apocrypha. Additionally there is a complete Book of Common Prayer [1768] in the front and a 'a New version of the Psalms of David [1775] in the back.
The double page engraving of the crucifixion is quite amazing!
Overall VERY GOOD condition. Beautifully bound with gilt decoration and marbled endpapers, the binding is very attractive and sound without any issues (handle with care - as always). Very clean pages with wide margins and no damages. Some minor typical age related wear throughout. Gorgeously detailed engravings. Various (minor) paper edge wrinkles/damages in the front and back of the book.
A gorgeous antique illustrated KJV Bible!
 
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